New stake presidents

Stake reorganizations

MARACAY VENEZUELA STAKE: (Dec. 7, 2008) President Ramon Ernesto, 46, contractor, succeeding Kryxo S. Harrington Rodriguez; wife, Mary Marisol Freites. Counselors — Martin Jose Acireale Diaz, 37, manager at Remolques Agamar CA; wife, Maria Merecedes Rojas. German Ernesto Tovar Vivas, 34, adjunct professor; wife, Maria de la Trinidad Loyo Fernandez de Tovar.

McALLEN TEXAS STAKE: (Sept. 7, 2008) President Larry Brant Wilson, 58, financial advisor, succeeding Marco Antonio Araya; wife, Dee Ann Moore Wilson. Counselors — Jeffrey Charles Berry, 63, college teacher at South Texas College; wife, Chirachit Phengsumbut Berry. Ismael Hernandez, 49, industrial machine operator for International Paper; wife, lisa Anna Hernandez.

SAO PAULO BRASIL IPIRANGA STAKE: (Oct. 19, 2008) President Luciano Cascardi, 45, partner, Wizard Idiomas, succeeding Loacir Severo Nunes; wife, Ines Sangua cascardi. Counselors — Fabio Mottola de Oliveira, 44, manager of human resources, Azul Linhas Aereas Brasil. Elyseu Ricardo de Castro, 30, commercial manager, Johnson & Johnson; wife, Debora Piros de Castro.

RIVERTON UTAH COPPERVIEW STAKE: (Feb. 1, 2009) President Lester T. Nielsen, 58, portrait artist, succeeding Ronald L. Larsen; wife, Janice Russon Nielsen. Counselors — Emory Lee Shahan Jr., 64, COO of United Potato Growers of America; wife, Susan Denise Westover. Rodney Lee Chugg, 49, director of billing at Rotech Healthcare; wife, Danett Lea Davenport Chugg.

ROCHESTER MINNESOTA STAKE: (January 25, 2009) President Robert Leonard Foote, 51, physician at the Mayo Clinic, succeeding Thomas N. Spackman; wife, Kally Rae Henderson Foote. Counselors — Brian John Cragun, 50, senior software engineer at IBM; wife, Leanne Eddington Cragun. Michael Gary Haddock, 46, radiation oncologist; wife, Nora Lynn Rapking Haddock.

SAO PAULO BRASIL GRAJAU STAKE: (Dec. 7, 2008) President Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Santos, 40, accountant, succeeding Antonio Santos Maia; wife, Rozinete da Silva Souza Santos. Counselors — Marcello Amancio Costa, business administrator; wife, Adriana Perusa Santos Costa. Rubens de Freitas Alvarenga, 29, security guard; wife, Juliana Alves Silva.

ST. GEORGE UTAH EAST STAKE: (January 11, 2009) President — John Kevin Ence, 53, owner and manager of several hotels, succeeding Jeffrey G. Rogers; wife Debra Houston Ence. Counselors — Michael Gay Beckstrand, 63, loan officer at Sunfirst Bank; wife, Elaine Daniels Beckstrand. Melvin Jay Wittwer, 62, director of hotel operations Wittwer Management LC; wife, Karen N. Hendricks Wittwer.

WEST JORDAN UTAH RIVER OAKS STAKE: (Sept.7, 2008) President Mark Bradford Goaslind, 49, associate at Beneficial Financial Group and owner of Abacus Partners LLC, succeeding Martin Dean Hill; wife, Sherrie Knaphus Goaslind. Counselors — Bruce Lee Andreason, 54, manager of visual curriculum for the Church; wife, Sandra Jo Faulkner Andreason. Martin Richard Davis, 43, instrumentation engineer and supervisor at U.S. Magnesium LLC; wife, Mace Louise Lynn Davis.